Articles tagged "canada"

sk canada flood jue 3 2020

Northwest Saskatchewan hit by worst flooding in 46 years, Canada

Rare flooding, described as the worst in 46 years, hit the northwest Saskatchewan this week. High flow is making its way to the Beaver River, affecting the Beauval area. Overland flooding on the Little Saskatchewan River through Rapid City has affected multiple...

July 01, 2020

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Damaging tornado touches down in southern Ontario, Canada

A tornado caused major damage in southern Ontario on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. According to Environment Canada, the twister was spawned by a low-pressure system that brought a prolonged period of heavy rain, with very high rainfall accumulations in many areas of the...

June 24, 2020

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Slow-moving Old Fort landslide reactivates, forcing evacuations near Peace River, British Columbia

Residents near the Peace River area of British Columbia, Canada, are on evacuation alert as a portion of the ridge in Old Fort that broke in 2018 has started moving again. Since June 21, 2020, the landslide has been advancing at around 3 km/h (1.8 mph) and has...

June 23, 2020

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Sinkholes drain Slade Lake near Oxford in Nova Scotia, Canada

Underground geological activities this spring have drained Slade Lake, about 2.5 km (1.5 miles) southwest of Oxford in Nova Scotia, Canada. "The most obvious culprit for this is the water just disappeared down some of the sinkholes at the bottom of the...

June 18, 2020

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Destructive thunderstorms hit Calgary, Canada

A line of severe thunderstorms produced destructive hail, flooding, and at least one possible tornado to Calgary, Alberta, on Saturday night, June 13, 2020. Many motorists were stranded after roads turned into rivers. A large weather system moved through Alberta on...

June 15, 2020

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Two damaging tornadoes rip through southwestern Ontario, Canada

Two tornadoes touched down and caused significant damage in southwestern Ontario on Wednesday night, June 10, 2020. Environment Canada confirmed the first one in Glencoe, which struck around 23:20 UTC (19:20 LT) with winds of up to 120 km/h (75 mph). The second...

June 12, 2020

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Bright fireball seen over eastern U.S. and Ontario, Canada

A bright fireball was seen streaking through the night sky over Tennessee, U.S., at around 01:41 UTC on June 8, 2020. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 174 reports from witnesses, including those as far north as Ontario, Canada. The fireball was primarily...

June 09, 2020

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Tornado confirmed near Beiseker village in Alberta, Canada

A tornado touched down near the village of Beiseker in Alberta, Canada, at around 22:30 (16:40 LT) on Sunday, March 31, 2020. Environment Canada has confirmed the event in a weather summary issued on Monday, June 1. "An intense low-pressure system over Alberta...

June 01, 2020

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Arctic outbreak unleashes rare snow and record cold in parts of northeastern U.S. and Canada

An intense Arctic outbreak has brought rare May snow and record cold temperatures to parts of the northeast U.S. and Ontario, Canada, over the weekend. Cold temperatures are expected to remain for much of this week before warmer air returns to the eastern U.S., but...

May 11, 2020

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Intense Arctic outbreak expected over much of Ontario, Canada and parts of eastern U.S. -- record cold, rare May snow expected

Intense Arctic air outbreak is expected over much of Ontario, Canada, and the eastern parts of the United States-- possibly bringing record cold temperatures in some areas late this week into the next. The cold outbreak may also allow for some rare May snow in parts...

May 06, 2020

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Record snow hits Thompson, prompting city's biggest clearing operations since 2017, Canada

The city of Thompson, Manitoba has set three new daily snowfall records from April 2 to 7, 2020, leading to the Canadian city's biggest clearing efforts since the blizzard of March 2017. On Thursday, April 2, 15.6 cm (6.1 inches) of snow fell, the most since...

April 11, 2020

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Extremely high snowpack poses flooding risks in parts of British Columbia, Canada

Flooding concerns have been raised in British Columbia after a report by the River Forecast Center showed some parts of the Interior have an extremely high snowpack. "Despite cooler than normal temperatures, dry weather contributed to modest snowpack...

April 10, 2020

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Geologists discover fragment of ancient lost continent off the coast of Canada

Geologists have found a remnant of an ancient lost continent off the coast of Baffin Island in Canada. After studying the samples, the team of scientists identified a fragment of the North Atlantic Craton-- an ancient continental crust from millions of years ago...

April 02, 2020

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Late winter storm dumps heavy snow on Calgary and much of Alberta's southern areas, Canada

Heavy snowfall engulfed Calgary and much of Alberta's southern areas on Friday, March 13, 2020, as a late winter storm moved over the province. A snowfall warning is in effect for Calgary until Saturday, March 14. A major snowstorm blanketed much of the...

March 13, 2020

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Massive 200-vehicle pileup in Quebec after sudden whiteout conditions, Canada

Two people died and nearly 70 were left injured in a massive 200-vehicle pileup in Quebec's Montreal city in Canada on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. According to authorities, sudden whiteout conditions due to blizzard likely caused the incident. The pileup...

February 20, 2020

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Atlantic Canada: Winter storm dumping heavy snow and freezing rain, postpone travel until conditions improve

A winter storm is forecast to continue engulfing and impacting much of Atlantic Canada as it intensifies by Friday evening, February 7, 2020. Schools and flights were canceled as a precaution, while Environment Canada warned residents to postpone travel until...

February 07, 2020

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Record daily snowfall in capital Ottawa, Canada

Heavy in capital Ottawa, Canada, on January 18, 2020, set a new snowfall record for the date, beating the previous one set four decades ago. A total of 21 cm (8.2 inches) fell at the Ottawa Airport between Saturday afternoon and early Sunday afternoon, January 18 to...

January 21, 2020

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Historic blizzard sets new all-time daily snowfall record -- Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

A powerful blizzard brought intense winds and record-breaking snowfall to parts of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador on Friday and Saturday, January 17 and 18, 2020. "It’s snow and a hurricane, and snow and a hurricane shuts down a...

January 20, 2020

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Record-breaking cold hits British Columbia, Canada

The ongoing blast of winter in parts of Canada's British Columbia province smashed a handful of weather records this week. Chilcotin region registered -48.5 °C (-55.3 °F) on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, breaking the previous record for the date of -43.4...

January 18, 2020

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Powerful blizzard, epic snowfall rates hit Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's declares a state emergency

A rapidly intensifying winter storm brought intense blizzard conditions to parts of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada on Friday, January 17, 2020, forcing St. John's authorities to issue a state of emergency. Epic snowfall rates of more than 10 cm (3.9 inches)...

January 17, 2020

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Ontario hit by heavy snow, freezing rain, and record-breaking downpours, Canada

Snow, freezing rain, and record heavy downpours lashed Ontario, Canada over the weekend, January 10 into 12, 2020. Capital Ottawa received 43.1 mm (1.7 inches) of rain on Saturday, making it the city's wettest January 11 since records started in 1873. London saw...

January 14, 2020

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Record heavy blizzard engulfs parts of Newfoundland, Canada

Two major storms in a fortnight plus heavy winds and snow have buried parts of Newfoundland, Canada under a thick blanket of snow, as of Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Over 100 cm (3.3 feet) of snow has fallen over the Avalon in two weeks, while St. John's saw its...

January 08, 2020

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Rare extreme avalanche warning for British Columbia's Sea-to-Sky region, Canada

Avalanche Canada has issued a rare extreme avalanche warning for BC's Sea-to-Sky region on Friday, January 3, 2020, as a result of a combination of a weak snowpack and intense storm activity. The warning is expected to remain in place through Saturday, January...

January 04, 2020

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Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits off the coast of Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit off the coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada at 03:36 UTC on December 25, 2019 (18:36 LT, December 24). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Earthquakes Canada is...

December 25, 2019

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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits off the coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit off the coast of Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada at 19:49 UTC on December 23, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). Earthquakes Canada is reporting M5.8 at a depth of 5 km (3.1...

December 23, 2019

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Calgary sees snowiest November in 50 years, Canada

Calgary has broken a weather record dating back 50 years as the city marked the snowiest November since 1966, according to YYC Weather Records' report on December 6, 2019. A snowfall total of 47.4 cm (18.7 inches) was registered between November 1 and 30, 2019....

December 08, 2019

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Major snow and cold threaten parts of Atlantic Canada as Colorado low takes unusual path

A significant Colorado low is set to head towards Atlantic Canada early Thursday, November 28, 2019, which is expected to bring snow to spots that have not seen it this fall. Northwest winds behind the system will also blow brisk wind and onshore snow for the...

November 28, 2019

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Arctic blast smashes temperature records across Ontario, Canada

An Arctic airmass affecting much of the US has made its way across Canada, with Toronto, Hamilton, and Ottawa airports smashing low temperature records as old as 1905. Ottawa residents woke up to the coldest November 13 in the city's history. The temperature...

November 14, 2019

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Major Arctic storm hits USA and Canada, record cold temperatures spreading into southern Plains

The Arctic airmass that has settled into the Plains will continue to spread record cold temperatures south and eastward into the Ohio Valley and down into the southern Plains today, November 12. The storm is also affecting Canadian Maritimes since November 11. The...

November 12, 2019

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Ferocious windstorm leaves over 900 000 without power in Quebec, Canada

Violent wind gusts with speeds as strong as 100 km/h (62 mph) battered areas across Quebec on Friday, November 1, 2019, leaving more than 900 000 customers without power. Electrical towers and trees were knocked out, and one fatality was reported. Over 3 800...

November 04, 2019

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State of emergency after unprecedented October snowstorm leaves 250 000 without power in Manitoba, Canada

At least 250 000 were left without power after an unprecedented snowstorm hit Manitoba, Canada. Heavy and wet snow began falling on Thursday, October 10 and continued into Friday, October 11. The capital, Winnipeg, was prompted to declare a state of emergency...

October 14, 2019

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Early frost and snow hinder harvest in Canada

Early snow and frost stalled harvest in Canada, reports said on October 9, 2019. From 10 to 100 cm (4 - 39 inches) of snow affected parts of the country, particularly several regions of Alberta. In the south, about 60% of the canola crop had been harvested, but less...

October 10, 2019

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Reports confirm damage from Ontario's 9th tornado of the year, Canada

Environment Canada has confirmed the damages from a tornado and storm combo that hit Ontario on September 11, 2019. The twister was the 9th to hit the province this year. The strong whirlwind was given an initial rating of EF-1 and had maximum winds of 140 km/h (87...

September 14, 2019

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Tornado destroys up to 20 000 maple trees in Quebec, loss of revenue equivalent to 60 - 100 years, Canada

Between 15 000 to 20 000 maple trees were snapped by a powerful tornado that pummelled through the town of Sainte-Rose-de-Watford in the Chaudiere-Appalaches region, Quebec, on September 4, 2019. More than 4 500 of those trees were grown by maple tree producer and...

September 10, 2019

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Dorian leaves 500 000 without power after making landfall over Nova Scotia, Canada

The center of once very powerful Category 5 Hurricane - Post-Tropical Cyclone "Dorian" made its 5th landfall near Sambro Creek, Nova Scotia, Canada at 22:15 UTC on September 7, 2019, with maximum sustained winds of 155 km/h (100 mph) and estimated central...

September 09, 2019

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Ravaging hailstorm in Edmonton racked up $90 million in insured damages, Alberta, Canada

Hailstones the size of grapefruits and golf balls hammered the Edmonton area of Alberta Province, Canada in early August 2019, resulting in an estimated $90 million in insured damages. Intense rains and thunderstorms triggered the hailstorms on August 2, 2019, which...

September 01, 2019

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Very bright fireball over Ontario, meteorites likely near Bancroft, Canada

A very bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Ontario, Canada at 07:44 UTC on July 24, 2019. The event lasted about 5 seconds. The fireball, as bright as the full moon, was recorded by 10 all-sky cameras of Western University's Southern Ontario...

July 24, 2019

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Tornado hits Quebec, injuring 1 and leaving 105 000 customers without power

A confirmed F1 tornado swept through the town of Saint-Roch-de-l’Achigan, about 50 km (31 miles) north of Montreal, Quebec, Canada on July 11, 2019. The twister touched down at about 18:30 LT and was about 200 m (656 yards) in diameter. It caused significant...

July 12, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Haida Gwaii region, B.C., Canada

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit Haida Gwaii region, British Columbia, Canada at 04:30 UTC on July 4, 2019 (19:30 LT, July 3). The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The...

July 04, 2019

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Severe storm hits British Colombia and Alberta with heavy rain, hail and snow - Canada

Severe weather system hit parts of British Columbia and Alberta, Canada on June 18 and 19, with heavy rain, hail and snow. Snowfall and rainfall warnings remain in effect for parts of central Alberta on June 20. A surprise snowfall hit the Okanagan Connector on...

June 20, 2019